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Broward County Transit announces cost increases in bus fares and passes effective Nov. 16, 2014

Broward County Transit announces cost increases in bus fares and passes effective Nov. 16, 2014 

One-way cash fares and All-Day passes will not increase until October 2015

By Doris Williams

At the Oct. 14, 2014 public hearing, the Broward County Commission approved cost increases to Broward County Transit (BCT) bus fares and passes, which would become effective over two, fiscal year periods: Nov. 16, 2014 and Oct. 21, 2015.

“This is BCT’s first fare increase in four years. It will help provide the funding needed to allow us to put more buses into service and to implement improvements to better serve our customers,” said Tim Garling, Director of Broward County Transit Division.

Effective Nov. 16, 2014, the cost of multi-day bus passes will increase as follows: seven-Day and 10-Ride Bus passes will increase from $16 to $18. The 31-Day Adult pass will increase from $58 to $65 and the 31-Day Reduced pass will increase from $29 to $35. The 31-Day Reduced College Student pass will increase from $40 to $50.

The Premium Express one-way cash fare will increase from $2.35 to $2.65 and the reduced, one-way cash fare will increase from $1.15 to $1.30. The Premium Express 31-Day pass will increase from $85 to $95 and the Premium Express 10-Ride pass will increase from $23.50 to $26.50. The Broward County employee 31-Day pass will increase from $29 to $35.

Effective Oct. 1, 2015, the cost of bus fares and passes will increase as follows: Regular, one-way cash fare will increase from $1.75 to $2 and the reduced, one-way cash fare will increase from $.85 to $1. The regular, All-Day pass will increase from $4 to $5 and the reduced, All-Day pass will in-crease from $3 to $4. The seven-Day and 10-Ride passes will increase from $18 to $20. The 31-Day Adult pass will increase from $65 to $70 and the reduced, 31-Day pass will increase from $35 to $40.

The Broward County employee 31-Day pass will increase from $35 to $40. The 31-Day Reduced College Student pass and the Premium Express one-way cash fares and bus passes will not increase in October 2015.

All current bus passes will continue to work through their expiration date. BCT’s transfer fee structures to and from Miami-Dade, Palm Tran and Tri-Rail transit systems will remain the same.

For more information and to view the new, fare chart, visit Broward.org/BCT or call the BCT Customer Service Center at (954) 357-8400; TTY( 954) 357-8302.

 

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